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Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, at the head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand's three World Heritage Areas.

Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen movies (see The Ride of the Rings), and is home to Dart Stables.

Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity of exploring Glenorchy and Paradise on horseback for 20 years, and has gained a well-earned reputation for providing memorable horse riding in this stunning part of New Zealand.

With over 50 horses of various breeds, knowledgable and enthusiastic guides and a wealth of experience, Dart Stables is able to provide great horse riding and treks for all levels of rider.


The Dart Stables Experience

Dart Stables Offers:

  • Stunning scenery and river crossing
  • Exclusive access to Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming locations
  • Options for experienced and beginner riders
  • Exclusive and group rides available by arrangement
  • All gear provided - Drizabone coats, boots, gloves and safety helmets
  • Fully trained, experienced guides
  • At least 1 guide to every 5 riders
  • Lovely, well cared for horses!

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We try our best to make your visit to Dart Stables a truly memorable one!

So if you have some great memories please visit our Testimonial Gallery and Send Us Your Memories page and upload your comments and a photo of your Dart Stables visit.

We'll then enter you into a monthly draw to win one of our Dart Stables T-Shirts.

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